JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2009/11/speaking-truth-to-power.html (7 comments)

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jsid-1258343295-615812  juris_imprudent at Mon, 16 Nov 2009 03:48:15 +0000

I loved the bit about the "solely symbolic". So true, and not just with the left. [Nothing grates on a lefty like M more than the adoption of a leftist technique by the right.]

jsid-1258344643-615815  Crotalus at Mon, 16 Nov 2009 04:10:43 +0000

Roman republic, my posterior! We're the new Soviet Republik.

jsid-1258345662-615819  Ken at Mon, 16 Nov 2009 04:27:42 +0000

Late Roman Republic, late Roman Empire (debased currency, foreign mercenaries, pan et circenses), or maybe just late Austrian Empire (say about 1913)?

jsid-1258370814-615824  Rev Atman at Mon, 16 Nov 2009 11:26:54 +0000

Takes time to build an anti-Obama movie/business infrastructure. The Michael Moores started in 2000. They had 9 freakin years.

Give me a a fuckin' break.

jsid-1258410737-615858  Markadelphia at Mon, 16 Nov 2009 22:32:17 +0000

Uh, forgive me for stating the obvious but isn't this blog part of that movement? As well as the 20-30 million Americans who believe that we living in the Soviet Republik now?

I will agree, though, that there are similarities to the later days of the Roman Empire, though. The correlation is shown quite eloquently in the first five minutes of Capitalism: A Love Story.

jsid-1258419389-615863  Kevin Baker at Tue, 17 Nov 2009 00:56:29 +0000

Ah Tinkerballs, no matter how hard you try, you still get it wrong.

I will agree, though, that there are similarities to the later days of the Roman Empire, though.

No, no, Nanette! Not the late Empire, the late REPUBLIC. Professor Hanson uses words precisely. The late Roman REPUBLIC was what immediately preceded the EMPIRE.

But that point obviously parted your hair.

The period between the end of the Republic and the beginning of the Empire consisted of several civil wars.

jsid-1258426149-615877  Markadelphia at Tue, 17 Nov 2009 02:49:09 +0000

Ah, alright. My thoughts are on similarities with the late Empire.

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